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VIDEO: BRM START-UP TO MARK 50 YEARS OF THE INTERNATIONAL AUTOJUMBLE


THE FAMOUS BEAULIEU AUTOJUMBLE IS SET TO TAKE PLACE THE SEPTEMBER:

- September 2nd & 3rd

- An historic start-up of the National Motor Museum's 1950 BRM V16 racer will take place at Beaulieu’s International Autojumble to mark five decades of the world-famous event. A must for every classic enthusiast since its creation in 1967, the event on September 2nd and 3rd will be the first time the iconic racing car has run in public, following a painstaking rebuild of its complex engine...

On Sunday September 3rd show-goers will hear the incredible roar of the BRM’s powerful but highly-strung supercharged V16 engine, which made it famous during its Formula One heyday when driven by motorsport aces Juan Manuel Fangio and Reg Parnell. The start-up at the entrance to the National Motor Museum will celebrate the end of the long and complicated project, and is sure to impress event visitors from around the world...

Made possible by generous donations to the BRM Preservation Appeal, the essential rebuild of the BRM’s complex engine was boosted when the National Motor Museum Trust became the 2014 Goodwood Revival Beneficiary Charity. BRM expert Hall & Hall, of Bourne in Lincolnshire – a motor sport specialist with historic links to the original British Racing Motors (BRM) company – was the only choice to tackle the complicated and fastidious restoration of the engine.

National Motor Museum Manager and Chief Engineer Doug Hill said: “This is an iconic British racing car and the 50thanniversary of the International Autojumble, Beaulieu’s biggest event, is the perfect place for this historic start-up after its major engine rebuild.”

The last time this iconic racer ran in public..

The biggest and most varied sale of motoring spares, accessories and automobilia this side of the Atlantic, Beaulieu’s International Autojumble celebrated its 50th event in 2016 and this year reaches its half-century anniversary. With the packed show bursting at the seams with more than 2,000 stands, the start-up of the BRM will be the icing on the cake for an unmissable automotive weekend.

Beaulieu Events Manager Judith Maddox said: “The International Autojumble is now in its fifth decade and continues to go from strength to strength. 2017 is expected to be another bumper year for the show, with stallholder pitches already in great demand.”

Bonhams will be returning to the show with its sale of collectors’ cars and automobilia on Saturday September 2nd, which is sure to get potential buyers reaching for their wallets. From high-end classic rarities to more familiar models, there will be a wide range of sought-after machines going under the hammer. Admission to the sale room is by pre-booked catalogue only, so make sure to register in advance with Bonhams. See www.bonhams.com/auctions/24121/ for more details.

The automotive temptations continue in Automart, where up to 200 classic cars for sale will take over the Events Arena, while Dealermart will offer an impressive range of first-class classics for sale by dealers.

Sunday will welcome Trunk Traders to the event fields, as jumblers sell off their unwanted motoring items from the boots of their cars.

Show sponsor Ringwood Brewery will offer visitors a taste of its cask beer straight from the award-winning New Forest brewery, while media sponsor Practical Classics magazine will meet and greet enthusiasts on its stand.

Admission to the National Motor Museum and Brabazon Restaurant for breakfast on both event days is from 8.30am, while the main event opens from 10am to 5pm on the Saturday and 9.30am to 4.30pm on the Sunday. A free shuttle bus will run between the car parks and Beaulieu’s Visitor Reception during the show, while a free delivery service will help autojumblers take their heavy or bulky purchases back to their cars.

International Autojumble event tickets include access to all of the Beaulieu attraction, including the National Motor Museum and its collection of more than 250 vehicles, the new-look World of Top GearOn Screen Cars, the 13th century Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House – which has been home to the Montagu family since 1538 – and its stunning grounds and gardens. To book tickets in advance online, for prices or more information see www.beaulieu.co.uk/events or call the ticket hotline on 01590 612888. Exhibitors and Trunk Traders can email the Events team at events@beaulieu.co.uk 

 

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